Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation for Cancer Research raised more than $3 million at Angel Ball on October 23rd at Cipriani Wall Street, hosted by co-founders, songwriter Denise Rich and her daughters Daniella Rich Kilstock and Ilona Rich Schachter.
The star-studded event, known for its amazing live entertainment and celebrity participants, honors outstanding individuals who have made significant humanitarian and philanthropic contributions in support of cancer research. This year, the Angel Ball honored Hospitality Entrepreneur, Richie Akiva; Monique Rodriguez, Founder and CEO of Mielle Organics and Founder of Mielle Cares and Elizabeth Elting, Founder and CEO of The Elizabeth Elting Foundation. The evening’s honorary chairs were Marc J. Leder, Amy & Brian France and Warren Lichtenstein.
Guests at the black-tie fête, Hosted by Emmy-Award winning TV Host, Journalist and Author Tamron Hall were treated to special live performances by Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Chloe Jane and Miri Ben-Ari. Later that evening, guests danced the night away to music by Jermaine Dupri. Other notable guests included:Bobby Shmurda, Candace Bushnell, Clive Davis, Dennis Basso, Dylan Penn, Eric Bergen, G-Eazy, Emilia Fazzalari, Gretta Monahan, Julia Chatterley, Keni Silva, Lexi Wood, Leonardo DiCaprio, Luann de Lesseps, Michael Bolton & Heather Kerzner, Mayor Eric Adams, Monte Lippman, Nicole Miller, Candace Bushnell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Montego Glover, Myles Frost, Dee & Tommy Hilfiger, Tina Knowles, Tobey Maquire, Tyrod Taylor and Ubah Hassan.
Sponsors for the evening included: Presenting Sponsors Cincoro Tequila, Lorraine Schwartz, Mielle Organics and Farfetch as well as Automotive Sponsor Dennis & Co. and Angel Sponsors including Valmont, Armand De Brignac Champagne, Whispering Angel, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, IKRAA Caviar and The Macklowe!
A live auction conducted by Jamie McDonald featured a fabulous and restorative stay at Casa Maxence in Barcelona; a gorgeous pair of earrings by Lorraine Schwartz Jewelry; a stay at the incredible ultra-luxury, eco retreat Casa Loro provided by LVH Global; a private party at American Dream; and a luxurious stay at SHA Wellness Clinic which received so much excitement that founder, Alejandro Batallar generously doubled the offer!
Additional funds were raised with a paddle raise led by Star Jones. Guests donating $1,000 or more received an original painting by artist Fer Da Silva, which were on display in a large mosaic at the event.
The Angel Ball also featured a silent auction hosted by Charitybuzz and this year the Gala also featured an exciting, dedicated art auction on www.artsy.net/angelball. The auction featured artworks by Peter Tunney, Mr. Brainwash, Romero Britto, Bradley Theodore, Halim Flowers, Ross Pino, The Love Child and many more.
Each Angel Ball guest received a stunning candle at their table from Glasshouse Fragrances and brought home a gift bag by Fabletics filled with items from: Grande Cosmetics; Peter Thomas Roth; Le Metier de Beaute; Elizabeth Elting Foundation; Milani; philosophy; Covergirl; Sally Hansen; 111Skin; MAC Cosmetics; Valmont; Mielle Organics; Molton Brown.
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